Weekend Gaming Playlist (1-7-22)

Happy New Year All! The holiday season has concluded, the first full week of 2022 is in the books and the weekend is upon us. Not much was released this past week, but many are just getting back into the work groove so honestly that’s okay. In 2022, I am really going to make an effort to clear through my backlog anyway so that is how I plan on spending this weekend.

Pokémon Shield + Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass

While this entry hasn’t been in my backlog very long, I am really enjoying and cherishing the time playing through the pokemon games with my son. He got Pokémon Sword for the holidays, so I picked up Shield to play along with him. We recently completed a play thought of Let’s Go Pikachu and we decided to tackle Sword/Shield next. Pokémon will probably be a big investment for me this year while my son is really into the series. We plan to play Diamond and Pearl next along with Pokémon Arceus which releases in a couple of weeks.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Sticking with the backlog and monster catching theme, I recently started Ni No Kuni and can’t believe I waited this long to play it. The story instantly clicked with me both from its opening emotional moments to its fairy tale themes. As one of our discord members described it, “Ni No Kuni is a Studio Ghibli film as a JRPG with Pokemon and fairy tale elements.” I think so far, with my 10+ hrs with the game, that describes it perfectly.

That’s it for me this weekend! What are you going to play? Let us know in the comments below, or over on Twitter. Enjoy your time playing, stay safe, and be well!




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